Tag: Myanmar

Rohingya say prayers of thanks after repatriation halted

Balukhali: Rohingya Muslims living in Bangladeshi refugee camps gave prayers of thanks Friday after threatened repatriations back to Myananmar were…

100 Rohingya found off Myanmar’s south coast en route to Malaysia

Kyauktan: A boatload of more than 100 Rohingya Muslims who fled a camp in Myanmar were found off the country's…

Bangladesh halts forced Rohingya repatriation

Dhaka: Muhammad Abdul Kalam, the Commissioner of the Bangladesh Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission, stated that the Rohingya will not…

Alice Wells to visit Singapore

Washington: United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells will visit Singapore from November…

Doubts over Rohingya repatriation as official says none want to return

Cox's Bazar: Doubts over plans to begin repatriating the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who fled Myanmar last year escalated…

Myanmar jailing of Reuters pair ‘deeply troubling’: Pence

Singapore: The jailing of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar over their reporting of the Rohingya crisis is "deeply troubling", US…

US Vice-Pres Mike Pence criticizes Suu Kyi for Myanmar genocide

Singapore: Once hailed as a champion in the fight for democracy, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi was criticized on…

Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM

Singapore: Aung San Suu Kyi's response to the persecution of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims is "indefensible", Malaysia's leader said Tuesday in…

UN asks Dhaka to halt plans to return Rohingya to Myanmar

GENEVA: The UN rights chief on Tuesday urged Bangladesh to halt plans to repatriate more than 2,200 Rohingya Muslims to…

Rohingya flee camps fearing forcible return to Myanmar

Teknaf: Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said…

Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles

Singapore: Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country -- Southeast…

Rohingya repatriation to start on Nov 15, transit camps set up

Dhaka: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh will return to Myanmar, a year after they fled the Rakhine state following a military…

Bangladesh to blame if Rohingya returns delayed: Myanmar gov’t

Yangon: Myanmar's government on Sunday insisted any delays to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees would be the fault of Bangladesh,…

China to build port in Myanmar, third in India’s neighbourhood

Beijing: China will develop a multi-billion-dollar deep sea port in Myanmar's Kyaukpyu town along the Bay of Bengal, a development…

Aid groups say Rohingya ‘terrified’ about Myanmar repatriation

Yangon: A plan to start repatriating Rohingya Muslims back to Myanmar is premature and the refugees are "terrified" about leaving…

Bangladesh rescues 33 ‘Malaysia-bound’ Rohingya from sea

Dhaka: Bangladesh's coast guard rescued 33 Rohingya and detained six alleged human traffickers from a fishing trawler headed for Malaysia…

Facebook must act to stop incitement ahead of 2020 Myanmar poll: report

Yangon: Myanmar's 2020 elections may be fertile ground for "incitement to violence" and Facebook should prepare now, an assessment of…

Long road ahead for families of jailed Myanmar reporters

Yangon: Myanmar reporter Wa Lone bends down on one knee, taking a photograph of his bride on an enlarged wedding…

Myanmar says 2,000 Rohingya to arrive in November despite doubts

Cox's Bazar: A top Myanmar official said Wednesday that his country would take back a first group of 2,000 Rohingya…

Bangladesh, Myanmar to start returning Rohingya in November

Dhaka: Bangladesh and Myanmar agreed Tuesday to start returning Rohingya refugees in November, less than a week after UN investigators…